Winners CYA Conference 2021

Winners CYA Conference 2021: I reveal my exciting news, celebrating the ultimate event in my Writer’s year!

The CYA All Stars Conference broadcasts via zoom from Brisbane, Australia celebrating its 16th birthday. An action-packed creative retreat for writers. Refreshing. Exhausting. Exhilarating.

From 2nd to 25th July, I share this amazing month with my writing buddies and colleagues, participating in writing courses, assessments and competitions. My goal is to create blueprints for my writing projects, revitalizing my creative brain to the MAX.

Winners CYA Conference 2021

Winners CYA Conference 2021 Success Story

Eight successful authors divulged their inspirational and surprising journeys on how they published their books.

Congrats to Wenda Shurety, Brooke Graham, Inda Ahmad Zahri, Alison McLennan, Rory H Mather, Amy Adeny, Liz Duthie and Christian Bocquee.

So proud, 5 success stories winners come from Write Links, my writing group!

Winners CYA Conference 2021

My CYA Success Story

In 2014, I shared my own Success Story on how I published Bailey Beats the Blah and STOP the Bully. Both resilience books won endorsements from Kids Helpline and a mental health achievement award.

Since then, I launched, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember, winner of a RADF grant. Plus, I published Super Space Kids series, Ready Set Discover Logan and the Song Bird series with an Arts Queensland grant. 

In 2016, Tina Clark invited present and past Success Story winners to receive their 10th Anniversary Gold badge… That’s ME on the bottom left next to Tina. Who do you recognise?

Winners CYA Conference 2021

Presenters share WINNING Writing Tips

Kat Apel & Renee Tremel

The importance of patience, endurance and resilience in getting published.

Deborah Abela

The secrets of diverse and exciting middle grade novels – How to keep kids reading                                        

Kristina Schulz

Getting ready to be an author. Business & pathways to publishing.

What’s your manuscript’s point of difference?

Bren MacDibble

Trials and tribulations of writing for multiple age groups. Bren showed us how to write in a minimalist yet an engaging, immediate way.

Lisa Fuller:

First Nations representation and permissions.

Winners CYA Conference 2021

Deborah Abela

 Pitching to Publishers & Agents…

My writing buddies and I from Write Links pitched our stories to editors and publishers, receiving positive feedback and encouragement.

Good luck to all my writing buddies!!

A special shout out to Anna Byrd, Joanna Wisbey, Wenda Shurety, Steve Tyrrell, Liane McDermott, Ayesha Uddin and Brooke Graham.

Winners CYA Conference 2021

Ayesha Uddin, Joanna Wisbey, Anna Byrd, Karen Tyrrell, Steve Tyrrell, Wenda Shurety.

                                     

Winners CYA Conference 2021 Writing Competitions

DRUM ROLL ...
AO1 Picture Book Preschool …

1st Kerri Day 2nd Marg Briese 3rd Rebecca Ralfe.

AO2 Picture Book Primary School …

1st Gabrielle Cardwell 2nd Jessica Horn 3rd Anna Quinlan

AO3 Picture Book Non Fiction …

1st Javita Nilson 2nd Deborah Frenkel 3rd Kathy Weeden

AO4 Chapter Books – Younger Readers

1st Brooke Graham 2nd Liane McDermott 3rd Carla Fitzgerald                                   

AO5 Chapter Books – Older Readers

1st Joanna Wisbey 2nd Annaleise Byrd 3rd Marion McGuinness 

AO6 Young Adult

1st Ali Stegert 2nd Beverley McWilliams 3rd Dianne Taylor

Winners CYA Conference 2021

CYA Published Picture Book

Highly Commended: Kaye Baillie, Dhana Fox, Lana Spasevski

WINNER Published CYA Book

Lachlan Pollard

CYA Published Junior Fiction/MG/YA

Highly Commended: Jacqueline De Rose-Ahern, Karen Tyrrell (that’s me below)

Winners CYA Conference 2021 Karen Tyrrell

 My BIG NEWS!!

One of the publishers who gave me positive feedback, requested me to send GHOST BOY plus another middle grade novel.

With ‘Highly Commended’ award for GHOST BOY , I now have three manuscripts in progress.

What’s my plan to make them the BEST they can be?

  1. Analyse and embrace publisher feedback and presenter notes
  2. Work out a doable plan of action
  3. Rewrite manuscripts, query letters, synopses and pitches
  4. Research compatible publishers
  5. Submit to publishers

Karen Tyrrell at CYA Conference with Tina Clark

Who were the REAL Winners of CYA?

We who attended, who were willing to embrace the wealth of experience, knowledge and inspiration from TOP publishers, agents, illustrators, editors and authors.  CYA Conference delegates shared a unique opportunity, one which could shape our writing lives and craft us into the writers we could be.

Only if we believe!

What was your favourite experience at CYA?

How were you INSPIRED?

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Winners Drought Rescue

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Winners  Drought Rescue announced below!

Song Bird Drought Rescue WON an Arts Queensland grant to research in Winton, Queensland.

Karen Tyrrell and guest author Steve Tyrrell wrote Song Bird Drought Rescue.

NOW, Song Bird Drought Rescue is available across the globe via Amazon, online and in bookshops.

Bookshops include Riverbend Books, Scrumptious Reads and Books@Stones. Plus Dymocks Indooroopilly, Little Gnome and many MORE!

Song Bird Drought Rescue by Karen Tyrrell

 What’s Song Bird Drought Rescue about?

Rosie, aka Song Bird superhero, must save the outback from the drought.

Animals are dying, water’s disappearing, dinosaurs are stampeding.

And now Aunt Matty’s kidnapped.

Is Destructo behind the devastation?

Song Bird follows a secret map to unlock a mystery.

So, can Song Bird rescue the outback before it’s too late?

Song Bird Superhero vs Destructo songbirdbooks.com

Book Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Drought Rescue, I give away two copies and a PRIZE PACK!

Soon, winners will receive a book, bookmarks, goodies and a  stamped certificate.

Please leave comments on the book reviews sites below.

Don’t forget a comment on my website too. Thanks.

The MORE comments you leave, the MORE chance you have to WIN!

 Prize pack Song Bird Drought Rescue

 BOOK REVIEW Tour 31st May – 9th June

Mon 31 May Melissa Gijsbers https://juniorwritersclub.com.au/

Tue 1 June Sarah Russmussen https://ragamuffinbooks.home.blog/

Fri 4 June Norah Colvin https://www.readilearn.com.au

Mon 7 June Vanessa Rendall https://educateempower.blog

Wed 9 June Melissa Wray http://melissawray.blogspot.com/

Book Giveaway Song Bird Drought Rescue

 GIFTS FOR YOU!

Let’s WATCH the Book Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVY9iB6rth4

Download FREE Teacher Notes & kids STUFF  http://www.karentyrrell.com/free-kids-stuff/

FREE gift bag here  www.songbirdbooks.com

Announcing the Winners Drought Rescue !!

Taddaa…

Congratulations to Kaye Baillee and Louise Brooks.

Thanks to all the reviewers and the participants.

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Arts Queensland Funds Song Bird Drought Rescue

arts QLD Grant dfunds Song Bird Drought Rescue

Arts Queensland grant kick-started Karen Tyrrell (me) and Steve to complete the 1st draft of Song Bird 5, to empower kids to become eco-warriors.

START grant funding from Arts Queensland and BEMAC facilitated our 5th and final book in this eco series.

 What’s Song Bird 5 about?

Karen and Steve Tyrrell Karen write passionately on the environment, creating four books in our Song Bird eco series.

Karen writes from the voice of Song Bird Superhero, eco warrior. Steve writes from the voice of Destructo, the evil environmental villain.

The final book is all about ‘helping kids to practice resilience and sustainability in a drought environment.’

Where did we tour?

Steve and I traveled to Winton and Longreach to research attractions and locations featured in Song Bird Drought Rescue. We immersed ourselves wherever we went, asking questions and snapping photos.

What Outback schools did we visit?

Children at Winton State School and Longreach Distance Education brainstormed ideas for a chapter, with us.

They shared their resilient water saving practices. We added the BEST ideas into the book. Out in 2021.

Destructo and Song Bird perform at Winton SS.

 

Longreach School of Distance Education

 

What places did we visit and research?

QANTAS Centre

Stockman’s Hall of Fame

Bladensburg National Park and Sheep Station

Age of Dinosaurs

Karen at Age of Dinosaurs, Winton

What happens in 2021?

Song Bird Drought Rescue will be out in 2021.

We’ll visit schools and libraries for speaking events and reader’s theatre to educate children on the importance of caring for the environment. And living in a resilient and sustainable way during droughts.

WIN a copy of a Song Bird Series book. Go to  How we won an Arts Queensland grant … and wrote our story! HERE

Song Bird Tours Outback animated video BELOW … Click PLAY >

 Who wants to Read Song Bird Drought Rescue in 2021?

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Ready Set Discover Logan Pantomime

ready Set Discover Logan Pantomime

Ready Set Discover Logan Pantomime

Recently, I won a BEMAC (Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre) grant to create a YouTube pantomime.

It’s based on my picture book, READY SET DISCOVER LOGAN, using costumes, props, puppets, special effects and FUN!

 

Ready Set Discover Logan Pantomime

WHO: Karen Tyrrell & Steve Tyrrell won  a BEMAC grant.

WHAT:  Through pantomime, we explore Logan’s TOP attractions: parks, environments, history and wildlife.

Steve plays aboriginal boy Bunji. I perform as newly-arrived girl Yana.

WHY:   I created Ready Set Discover Logan Pantomime  for Logan children  to enjoy online.

We share positive messages about Logan as an eco-destination, urban green space within a harmonious community.

Karen and Steve utilized costumes, props and comedy to encourage children to explore Logan.  Seven places are highlighted in the pantomime. Includes: Logan River Parklands, Riverdale Park, Darlington Parklands, Berrinba Wetlands and MORE.

WATCH:  My YouTube pantomime with costumes, puppets, props and special effects  HERE

Create YouTube Pantomimes

WHY did I Create YouTube Pantomimes?

  • Recharge my creativity during COVID 19.
  • Share my books with children.
  • To let schools know I present pantomimes, writing workshops, reader’s theatre and author talks,  online and *LIVE.

My Books are available HERE

How to Create YouTube Pantomimes

  1. Create a captivating book, connecting with children. Consider an Arts grant for  books AND pantomimes.
  2. Write a pantomime script based on the book, maximizing interaction and engagement with the audience. Consider costumes, props, puppets, songs, jokes, physical humor.
  3. Consider your tech equipment: lights, camera, mike, background.
  4. Practice pantomime with co-actors, focusing on spatial awareness, voice projection, movements, surprise, camera vision, sound.
  5. Perform/record in front of camera and mike. Play back and take note for how to improve. Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse.
  6. Edit adding pictures, special effects and music using a video editing program.
  7. Upload to YouTube adding description, tags and hashtags.
  8. Share!

READY SET DISCOVER LOGAN won an Arts Queensland Grant in 2018.

BEMAC (Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre) sponsored our NEW pantomime creation.

  I presented ‘Grants for Writers Masterclass’  via ZOOM

Write, plan, strategize and WIN a grant!

Steve and I share our experience and strategies on winning #6 grants.

 Sat 13th June @ 9.30-12pm

TICKETS

 MEDIA

Logan Radio 101 FM interviewed Steve and I  how we transformed a picture book into a children’s pantomime via a BEMAC grant.

 

 WIN a signed copy of Ready Set Discover Logan

Leave a comment on my YouTube pantomime page HERE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGYcFAbndEc

 Who wants to win a FREE signed copy of my book?

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Karen Tyrrells ISO Book Show

Karen Tyrrells ISO Book Show

I launched Karen Tyrrells ISO Book Show, a child-friendly and entertaining YouTube channel for kids.

I’ve never had so much fun dressing-up, creating props and hamming it up. My inner Year 2 teacher is taking complete control.

What is the Karen Tyrrell Self-Isolation Book Show?

I present children’s books and review in a FUN interactive performance. My goal is to connect children with books so they grow to love them as much as I.

Every Monday and Thursday at 4pm AEST, I present a YouTube show where I review children’s books dressed-up in character with props and comedy to engage and entertain children.

I perform pantomimes & readers theatre in schools and libraries.

Why did you create Karen Tyrrell Self-Isolation Book Show?

To entertain, educate and engage children.

I wish to encourage children to read more and think.

And help kids create an enduring love of books.

Who is the audience?

Children, families, teachers, schools, libraries, bookshops and children’s literacy organizations.

Which authors and books will you review?

I review highly acclaimed picture books, junior fiction and occasional middle grade or YA.

I focus on books from the Romancing the Stars event, short-listers and long-listers from book awards including CBCA, Aurealis, Speech Pathology Book of the Year and other awards/events.

I’m seeking recent Australian children’s books from authors, illustrators and publishers.

How did this idea come to Fruition?

I performed a *LIVE book talk on Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue at Romancing the Stars event in March.

I later videoed this talk and sent it out to children’s literacy groups.

It was popular so I then challenged myself to create book talks for my friend’s books.

Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue by Karen Tyrrell HERE

Which books were reviewed for Children?

Where’s Lucky by Jacqui Halpin, illos Sandra Severgnini HERE

Scribbly Gum Secrets by Dannika Patterson, illos Megan Forward HERE

 

Super Nova by Krys Saclier, illos Rebecca Timmis HERE

Which Books will be reviewed Next?

The Golden Llama by Aleesah Darlinson Thurs 23rd April 4pm

Pippa by Dimity Powell, illos Andrew Plant Mon 27th April 4pm

 

Coming Soon … books by Deborah Kelly, Robert Henderson, Allison Rushby & MORE

Where’s Karen Tyrrell Self-Isolation Book Show?

Watch Playlist: Karen Tyrrell’s ISO Book Show

Go online at Karen Tyrrell Author channel HERE

 

Super Nova Book Giveaway

Win a copy of Super Nova … Follow these steps 1.. 2.. 3..

  1. Subscribe to Karen Tyrrell Author channel.
  2. Leave a comment on the page.
  3. Winner announced on YouTube, Facebook and this blog page. Apply HERE

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Resilience for Writers 2020

Resilience for Writers

Resilience for Writers 2020

With each news update on the corona virus, I go into a state of shock.

Will I be able to cope?

I brand myself as a resilience author (Karen Tyrrell) – a survivor of school workplace bullying and mental health issues.

Now is the time for me to spend extra-time on self-care and coping skills. I urge you do too.

Resilience for Writers

 Coping Strategies

  1. Restrict how much news you watch. I suggest no more than once a day.
  2. Exercise daily outside in the fresh air with positive self-talk.
  3. Spend time in glorious nature every day. Listen to the birds. Breathe fresh air. Tend your pot plants or garden.
  4. Laugh, giggle, sing, dance. Humor is powerful, reducing stress. Watch comedy shows.

  1. Be grateful for each day. Meditate. Practice mindfulness.
  2. Practice kindness to yourself and to others. Keep yourself calm. Take slow, deep breaths.
  3. Get enough sleep. Unplug an hour before bed time.
  4. Connect with your support team. Ask each other RU OK?

Keep Safe

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Don’t touch your mouth, eyes or face.
  3. Social distance yourself. Restrict human contact to one and a half metres. No hugs. No handshakes.
  4. Cancel non-essential events. Go online wherever possible. Consider self-isolating.

Resilience for Writers

  1. Scribble down your feelings and emotions in your journal every day. Make positive plans.
  2. Write your story, the one that’s in your heart. Write EVERY single day.
  3. Submit your polished manuscript to publishers. Follow submission guidelines carefully.

Resilience for Writers

Glorious Books

Enjoy reading uplifting books every single day. Books will empower you to stay strong.

Read out-loud to children. Be a reading role model.

Support your local indie bookshop. Order books online.

The Future

The world will be different.

There’ll be new ways of sharing books, creating book events and … a virtual community for writers and readers.

Be open-minded and positive. Uplift others. Embrace the change. Provide a random act of kindness daily.

Writers and books will survive, if we fight for them.

Remember we are all in this together. You are not alone.

So, get busy writing that next book!

Warmly, Karen & Steve xx

Resilience for Writers

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Mon Repos Saves Endangered Turtles

Mon Repos Saves Endangered Turtles

Mon Repos Saves Endangered Turtles

I encountered endangered turtles at Mon Repos, Bundaberg. For me, Karen Tyrrell, author of children’s eco book Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue, it was a dream come true.

Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue is my children’s STEM-enviro novel featuring science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  It encourages children to take action to save the reef and its marine creatures.

I’m privileged Sir David Attenborough, Queensland Museum, schools and libraries support my book.

Sir David Attenborough sent me a letter of support.

What did I experience at Mon Repos?

A ranger guide led Steve Tyrrell and I down to the beach to search for a loggerhead turtle nest. Dusk and rain clouds make the night darker than normal. Moonlight struggled to break through but was visible high on the horizon.

Mon Repos Saves Endangered Turtles

Steve and I at Mon Repos Turtle Centre

One by one, a clutch of 132 baby turtle hatchings emerge from the sand. Thrilled, I touch a hatchling in the palm of my hand. Their powerful flippers paddle in non-stop swimming motions.

Shining a torch light, I join a people-tunnel of low light beams guiding the hatchings from their release point into the ocean. Incredibly exciting as turtles actually crawl over my feet on their way to freedom. Such an exhilarating and emotional experience.

Please place this to the top of your bucket list.

Mon Repos Saves Endangered Turtles

Baby hatching turtles

How is Climate Change endangering Turtles?

Australia has experienced four years of high summer temperatures. Loggerhead Turtle eggs incubate between 26–32 °C. Any higher than that, turtle hatchlings won’t survive the birthing process or scampering on super-heated beach sands.

Of most interest, I found turtle eggs kept at a constant incubating temperature of 32 °C become females. Eggs incubating at 28 °C become males. An incubation temperature of 30 °C results in an equal ratio of male to female hatchlings.

High sea levels and stronger storms erode and destroy their beach habitats. Warming oceans change ocean currents, potentially introducing sea turtles to new predators and harming the coral reefs some of them need to survive.

Mon Repos Saves Endangered Turtles

A clutch of hatchings ready to scurry down to the ocean.

  5 Ways Kids can Save Marine Turtles.

  1. Cut the GLOW to help turtles go – Turn off outside lights, pull curtains closed
  2. Reduce plastics especially bags and straws.
  3. Don’t let helium balloons go up into the sky. They fall into our water ways.
  4. Watch where you walk on the beach especially at night.
  5. Pick up all litter in the waterways.

 What is Mon Repos Turtle Centre?

Mon Repos Saves Endangered Turtles

Mon Repos Turtle Centre

This area has the largest concentration of turtles on Eastern Coast of Australia. The centre is dedicated to endangered marine turtles: research, protection and education

 A turtle ranger/scientist takes you on a group tour from 7pm -2am. Opens from October to March.

Phone 1300 722 099.

Mon Repos Saves Endangered Turtles

Thanks Rebecca Coulombe for sharing your knowledge.

Mon Repos Encounter Book HERE

 FREE Gift Bags with book, Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue

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Grants for Writers Masterclass Online

Grants For Writers Masterclass Online

Winner of 6 grants, author Karen Tyrrell  shares her secrets to Grant Writing for Australian writers and authors.

Come to my Grants For Writers Masterclass and learn how to write and win a grant.

What are Karen Tyrrell’s Qualifications?

I’m an award-winning author, teacher, key-note speaker and presenter, winner of 6 grants.

  • I delivered writing-based talks to Queensland Writers Centre, CYA Conference, Brisbane City Libraries, schools and festivals.
  • My ground-breaking resilience book won a mentorship with the Society of Editors (QLD)
  • I presented 3 grant writing Masterclasses for Moreton Bay Libraries, Logan City Council and Write Links Children’s writers group.

 

  • Winning picture book, Ready Set Discover Logan follows the virtual reality journey of a migrant girl and an aboriginal boy. Themes include diversity, inclusion, friendship and environment. It won an Arts Queensland grant.

  • My picture book, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember raises awareness of dementia and Alzheimer’s to young and old through humor and empathy. It won a RADF grant.

Grants For Writers Masterclass

In my masterclass, I reveal a step by step guide to writing and winning a literary grant.

I show you how to strategize, research, plan and write a strong grant application. Plus build relationships and market the book once a grant is allocated.

Masterclass includes FREE notes, grant links, grant writing activities and Q&A.

DATE CLAIMER

Saturday 13th June 9:30am to 12:00pm

Venue: ONLINE

THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT 

 Get you TICKETS HERE

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Raising Climate Action Superheroes

A child holds placards during a protest march to call for action against climate change, in The Hague, Netherlands September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

Raising Climate Action Superheroes

With our Great Barrier Reef, forests and waterways ravaged by climate change and pollution, kids need hope for the future.

How can children  save our planet? … Without terrifying them?

Kids need eco-education and scientific knowledge to inspire and empower themselves to take positive action and become eco-superheroes. One pathway is reading books with positive messages of hope.

Books with positive eco messages highlight environmental and ecological influences on our planet – and what we can do about it. Eco warrior books motivate children to take care of the reef, endangered animals, and precious resources of Planet Earth. They teach kids about sustainability and how to reduce the human imprint on the oceans and the environment.

Eco warriors are modern-day superheros.

They help kids to connect with their inner super powers and take charge.

Eco warriors fight environmental problems and villains, challenging themselves to find solutions. They model how children can take action to become eco warriors themselves. Kids learn how to keep our waterways and environment clean, green and beautiful.

#6 Ways in Raising Climate Action Superheroes

  1. Pick up litter in waterways, parks and streets.
  2. Reduce purchase of plastics or excessive packaging, especially plastic water bottles straws and take-away containers.
  3. Reduce your carbon footprint and live more sustainably, a way of living that minimises impact on the planet.
  4. Recycle as much as you can, and use reusable shopping bags and water bottles.
  5. If you’re visiting the Great Barrier Reef, help scientists and researchers by getting involved in Save the Reef programs.
  6. Read books about environmental superheroes like Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg.

Greta Thurnberg … HOPE!

What’s the Climate Action Message in Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue?

Song Bird and her friends solve climate change problems using cutting-edge STEM science, perseverance and team effort.

Sir David Attenborough wrote a personal Letter of Support.

Australian Marine Conservation Society, Coral Watch, Brisbane City Libraries and reef organizations support Great Barrier Reef Rescue eco adventure too.

Sir David Attenborough supports Great Barrier Reef Rescue

#8 Climate Action Books for Kids

  1. Grimsdon Series by Deborah Abela – JF
  2. The Tomorrow Book by Jackie French
  3. Wind Catcher by Diane Jackson Hill
  4. One Child by Christopher Change
  5. The Great Lizard Trek by Felicity Bradshaw
  6. Weird Wild Amazing Animals by Tim Flannery
  7.  A Patch from Scratch by Megan Forward
  8. Song Bird Series by Karen Tyrrell – JF

List compiled by Karen Tyrrell & Vanessa Jean.

Karen Tyrrell’s Brisbane’s award-winning author of the Song Bird eco series.
Rainforest Rescue shortlisted Speech Pathology Book of the Year.
songbirdbooks.com Amazon karentyrrell.com

Can kids Save the Planet?

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Song Bird Superhero Braille House

Song Bird Superhero Braille House

Today, I, Karen Tyrrell, visited Braille House with Steve to witness the final stages of Song Bird Superhero in Braille.

Braille House published  Song Bird Superhero, for vision-impaired children to enjoy.

I’m deeply honored Braille House, Brisbane, chose my book, Song Bird Superhero. Thank you. 🙂

What’s Song Bird Superhero about?

Rosella’s nightly dreams are filled with flying.

Too bad her waking hours are a living nightmare:

SongBirds’ flying inventions crash.

 Her kooky parents are over-protective.

 Her singing shatters windows,

 The principal bans her from the science fair.

 

Worst of all she lives next-door to Frank, an evil boy genius who’s determined to see her fail.

Rosella is the girl least likely to soar, and yet when she learns to sing something incredible takes flight.

Rosella becomes Song Bird, a flying superhero who saves the day

Can Song Bird defeat Frank’s evil bullying ways?

Themes: empowerment, disability, perseverance, bully prevention, inclusion

Song Bird Superhero Braille

How did Song Bird Superhero Get Published into Braille?

  1. Braille House requested my book.
  2. Reviewers read it, deeming it suitable for production.
  3. Volunteers transcribed Song Bird Superhero into Braille.
  4. They bound the printed pages together to make a special Song Bird Superhero book.

Braille Printer

Adding Braille tape to the cover

 

Add spine title to outside folder.

Today, I was amazed to see my very own book in braille, volume 1 and volume 2.

Its NOW available for children to read … ring or order online.

FREE bookmark to the first five readers!!

Voila Song Bird Superhero in Braille, Vol 1 & 2

Song Bird Superhero also is available in regular print too.

at Songbird Superhero SeriesAmazon & Booktopia

What is Braille House?

Braille House provides Braille and Moon tuition and reading material to empower people who are blind or have low vision to live with dignity and independence.

They are a voluntary association of people specializing in tactile literacy to ALL states of Australia.

Library: a free lending library of braille and moon books – click here or contact us on (07) 3848 5257 for more information or to access our catalogues.

School Visits:  If you have a vision-impaired child in your classroom, Braille House will help bridge the gap.

Braille House sells regular books $5 or less which help fund Braille books https://www.braillehouse.org.au/

LIBRARY: Andrew Backhouse explains how children’s books are made into Braille.

 Song Bird Superhero PANTOMIME

To celebrate, my side-kick Steve and I will perform a FREE interactive book pantomime at Braille House

Come to Song Bird Superhero and Friends with costumes, music and FUN.

We present pantomimes, storytelling and book signing at this FREE event.

Song Bird Superhero Braille

Save the Date:  10am Saturday 30th May

Braille House

507 Ipswich Rd, Annerley QLD 4103

RSVP:  Facebook Event Link coming soon.

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